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New Cardiff Animation Festival to launch in April 2018

Cardiff Animation Nights will be running a brand new dedicated animation festival in Cardiff next year. Cardiff Animation Festival will be held at Chapter and other venues across Cardiff on the 20th, 21st and 22nd April 2018.

To give audiences a taste of what Cardiff Animation Festival will have in store, the Cardiff Animation Nights team are bringing two special events to Chapter in Cardiff this summer:


Lotte Reiniger Special / Saturday 24th June / Chapter, Cardiff

A celebration of the work of Lotte Reiniger on Saturday 24th June will include three stand-alone events: an enchanting selection of Reiniger’s short films reimagining classic fairytales in mesmerising silhouette animation; a free interactive shadow puppetry workshop run by Small World Theatre; and a screening of the oldest surviving animated feature film, Lotte Reiniger’s Prince Achmed, with a new original live score by musician Chris Davies.

Late Night Work Club special / Saturday 22nd July / Chapter, Cardiff

International independent animation collective Late Night Work Club released their second collaborative anthology of animated short films, Strangers, late last year. Contributions include Nicolas Menard’s SXSW award-winning ‘Wednesday with Goddard’ and Kirsten Lepore’s viral hit ‘Hi Stranger’. The event will give audiences the chance to see the animated anthologies on the big screen, and will include a masterclass with Late Night Work Club members about online collaboration and how to survive and thrive as an independent animator. The event will celebrate collaboration, with attendees invited to bring along their own personal projects, and get involved in a collaborative animation produced on the day.


Tickets for the Lotte Reiniger events are on sale now on Chapter’s website, or via Chapter’s Box Office on +44 (0)29 2030 4400.


Tickets for the Late Night Work Club special will be on sale soon; follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or sign up to our mailing list for information on these events and updates on Cardiff Animation Festival 2018.

Cardiff Animation Festival will run on 20 / 21 / 22 April 2018.

Two days of taster events for Cardiff Animation Festival will take place at Chapter in June and July 2017.

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